Sunday, 5 February 2012

The "Dogstool" and chairs needing a new home

The two tier footstool made specially for the elderly dachshund is finished, I hope he likes it.


So now a question, does anyone know anyone who can give these chairs a good home?


There are a matching pair of each and all four were kindly given to us to rehome with someone who is prepared to spend some time to lovingly restore them. The young couple who have asked us to do this are emptying a house and just couldn't bring themselves to throw these lovely old chairs on the tip. They believe passionately in recycling. So......... any takers?

The two medallion backed chairs are mahogany, the frames are fine but as you can see, all of the canework needs to be replaced. The medallion cane is "blind", in other words each individual strand will need to be cut to size and hand woven in place - no mean feat, but these chairs are worth it.

The two little bedroom chairs need a clean, re-glue and the seats re-weaving.

Come on there must be someone out there who wants a really good project, especially for these cold dark nights! Please e-mail me or leave a comment, you will need to collect them from us here in Dorset.

Oooh and P.S. please pop over to Wendy's blog here:  http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog/2012/02/handmade-monday-52/ and congratulate her on a whole YEAR of supporting other craftspeople - hip, hip......! Well done Wendy.

17 comments:

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

do you have a local freecycle group? Certainly worth giving them a try as am sure they will be snapped up. Very often I find people on our group that are looking to try a new hobby. Hope you have a good week.

Wendy said...

Love the "old dog" chair! How brilliant!!

Handbags by Helen said...

The stool is lovely! That's one lucky hound...
I've always wanted to have a go at cane work since i did an upholstery class a few years ago. Hubby might not be very tolerant though if i start yet another hobby. Hope you find a good home for them.

Ros Made Me said...

What beautiful chairs they are, especially the medallion chair... they will be fabulous when you restore them and whoever owns them will be so lucky.

However not as lucky as the Daxies :)

Laura Morgan said...

I would love to adopt the small dark bedroom chair on the right.

Whereabouts are you in Dorset?

fatmonica said...

Beautiful stools!I really wish I could house the chairs,they're so elegant!

Caroline Nash said...

Weaving to me is a mystery but so effective when completed just lovely. Sorry cannot help with the chairs.

Helen said...

I love the little stool x I hope someone can give a loving home to the chairs too!

Jam Dalory said...

Good luck re-homing the chairs, much better to recycle than throw away. x

Picto said...

The chairs are lovely, especially the medallion backed ones, I hope you find someone to take and restore them.

Your little stools are lovely, the recipient must be really pleased.

Jan x

Jenna Odie said...

Well done on the 2-tier footstool, it looks great. Hope the dachshund appreciates all your work.

The Seat Bottomer said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. Laura, we're not far from the Hampshire border close to the New Forest. There are a pair of these chairs so if you could give them a new home it would be great! Please e-mail me through the website www.formerglory.co.uk if you're interested. x

ZukieStyle said...

I hope you can find a taker for the chairs, it would be a shame for them not to be given a new lease of life. I wonder what stories they could tell from bygone eras if they could speak!
The dog chair is fabulous, I hope Mr. Daschund appreciates it :)

Susie said...

I am a chair-o-holic, I wish I could do it! I have so many chairs I have a set of lovely bentwoods (Thonets) stored in a storage building that I actually have to pay rent on! I hope you find a wonderful home for these beautiful old chairs. They look like they will be lovely with a little work. We have several that need recaning, and I keep thinking my husband will learn how. ;)

Kat Shenton said...

'Old Dog' - love it. So much work and it looks fantastic!

Ali said...

That dog stool looks beautiful now it is finished - amazing considered how it looked a couple of posts ago...

Brilliant work as always!

Ali x

Lemur Lady said...

That 'dog chair' reminds me of fond childhood memories of a similar 'cat seat' that we had when I was very small. One cat would sit on top and reach over periodically to box the ears of the one sitting underneath. They never swapped places, and no human was ever allowed near 'their' stool.